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April 2017

Sustainable Living Apprenticeships in Costa Rica!

April 22, 2017 @ 10:00 pm - January 1, 2018 @ 10:00 pm
Earth Ayni,
1111 Ridge Road, Dominical, Puntarenas Costa Rica

The Sustainable Living Apprenticeship Program is geared toward those who want to immerse themselves into learning sustainable living techniques. Our rigorous curriculum offers you the hands-on experience to build your own home, start a business building for others, or kick-start a teaching career in the green industry. We offer a range of earth building techniques which utilize local, recycled, and low cost materials. Our goal is to give you the skills and guide you on the path toward self-sufficiency. Our…

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May 2017

2017 Apprenticeship in Natural Building

May 1 - October 31
Natural Living School,
18956 Columbia Rd , Nevada City , CA 95959 United States

The Natural Living School May 1st – October 31st.  $800  Month The Natural Living School is looking for highly motivated students interested in making natural building a career.  Students get hands on experience as well as class time.  Participants will learn how to build a natural structure to code. For more information on our programs visit our website or give us a call. www.naturallivingschool.com Pablo: 530-277-8127  

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May 15, 2017 @ 11:00 am - May 15, 2019 @ 11:00 am
80 Buchanan Ave., Asheville, NC 28801 United States

[SUMMER WORKTRADE IN ASHEVILLE] Come live, learn, work & grow with us! Beautiful Eco-Urban Homestead & Goddess Sanctuary. Downtown Asheville neighborhood. Bordering 60 acres of woods & trails. Awesome community of women. HANDS-ON: Gardening + site maintenance + general tasks. Give 4 hours work/day. Get a place to camp on site, gardening & herbalism classes, organic goodies from the gardens, wifi, laundry & a naturally-treated hot tub! ELIGIBILITY: You must be responsible, clean, tidy & have some gardening/farming background. No…

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May 15 @ 11:00 am - December 15 @ 11:00 am
80 Buchanan Ave., Asheville, NC 28801 United States

[6-MONTH RESIDENTIAL INTERNSHIP] Asheville, NC. 3 positions available >> Live, learn & grow with us at a beautiful Eco-Urban Homestead & Goddess Sanctuary. You will gain experience in the full spectrum of what we do: hands-on gardening, homesteading, site maintenance, seasonal tasks & house care. Camping, garden goodies & classes are provided. Some previous experience is necessary. For details & application, visit www.ashevillage.org/residential-internship

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Earth and Sun Sustainable Builders An Earth Bag Building Workshop

May 30 - September 29
Taos NM United States

Earth and Sun Sustainable Builders An Earth Bag Building Workshop Taos, New Mexico May 30 – September 29, 2017 earthandsunsustainablebuilders.com Learn sustainable building practices while participating in a hands-on earth bag building project. Co-create with a conscious community. We’ll build an affordable, off-grid home within the local building codes. Be guided from thought form through finished building — literally from the ground up with earth bag walls, conventional metal roof, solar electric, and passive solar. Women and men with varied…

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June 2017

Intro To Natural Building Summer Series

June 16 @ 9:00 am - August 28 @ 3:00 pm
Ashe Street Community Garden & Education Center,
1300 Ashe St, Greensboro, NC 27406 United States

Join Earth Feathur and the Collective for a day off grid in nature. Learn the basics of beginning a natural building project with clay straw sand and water. Mix natural indgredients with hands and feet. Play in the mud. Make a small pot or cob ball to take home. A Plant Based Lunch is included. All participants are expected to get messy. So wear something you don’t mind getting messy. Bring a water bottle. All ages are welcome. Youth admission $10…

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Earthbag Building Workshop in Taos New Mexico by Earth and Sun Sustainable Builders

June 26 - October 27
PO Box 153, Taos County, NM 87513 United States

CO-CREATE A SUSTAINABLE EARTHBAG HOME JUNE 26 – OCT. 27, 2017 TAOS, NEW MEXICO Join for a week to four months. Earthbag building is an environmentally friendly and affordable building method suitable to most climates and geographies. Building blocks are made with soil collected on the building site and contained in polypropylene woven bags. In certain circumstances the bags are filled with other materials such as gravel, pumice, or sand. The bags can also be made of natural fibers such…

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July 2017

Natural Building Apprenticeship Program

July 3 @ 3:00 pm - September 24 @ 3:00 pm
Sundog School of Natural Building,
36206 Old Stage Rd., Anchor Bay, CA 95445 United States

The Natural Builder’s Apprenticeship Program is advanced training in natural building; it has been designed as an introduction for people who want to make their livelihood from natural building, as builders, instructors and/or what have you. Apprentices will experience an intensive building curriculum during their time with us. We teach a wide selection of powerful natural building techniques, stepping through the building process, from design to finish. Part of Sundog’s philosophy in building is continually asking how to maximize smart…

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August 2017

Natural Building, Ecological Design, and Mayan Tz´utujil Culture

August 19 @ 11:00 am - August 26 @ 7:00 am
Bahia de Santiago, Santiago Atitlan,
Bahia de Santiago, Aldea Tzanchaj, Santiago Atitlan, Solola 503 Guatemala

An Introduction to Ecological Building Techniques With focus on wattle and daub, earth bags, cob, and natural plasters August 19-26, 2017 Intro to Ecological Construction For thousands of years, people have been building their homes out of the dirt beneath their feet. Natural and vernacular building techniques have roots in every culture around the world, but share the distinction of using local materials, being energy efficient, and having a low ecological footprint. Only during the past century have natural building…

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$ CDN997

All the Basics: Fast Cob! from the Ground Up

August 19 @ 3:30 pm - August 26 @ 11:00 am
Lasqueti Island,
1 Beautiful Bicycle Lane, Lasqueti Island, BC V0R 2J0 Canada

At a relaxed pace, we’ll learn and practice mixing and building with Fast Cob!  As the week progresses, you’ll gain the skills and inspiration to build your own structures.  In between hands-on Fast Cob! sessions, we’ll look at foundations, electrical, plumbing, upper floors, roofs, and general design.  Everything you need to go off and start building on your own! Every workshop day, we start with a  meditative building session, followed by a hot, hearty breakfast.  Two longer hands-on learning sessions…

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September 2017

From the Ground Up with COB ~ Labor Day

September 1 - September 5
Disputanta Cob,
Central KY, Berea, KY United States

~ Natural Stone Foundation ~ Building Cob Walls ~ Sculptural ~ Artistic Cob ~ Natural & Lime Plasters ~ Earthen (Adobe) Floor Registration Includes: ~ 5 Day Workshop ~ On-site Camping ~ Three Meals a Day Normally $479… Last Minute Special $379! Couples Last Minute Only $649! Register by August 25th and save. See website for more discounts: http://www.DisputantaCob.com Natural Stone Foundation – Site Selection, Site Prep, & Establish Drainage – Choose Materials & Build a Rubble Trench – Prep Stones, Slake…

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Cob Oven, Benches & Core Rocket Stove Workshop

September 1 @ 9:00 am - September 4 @ 5:00 pm
Santa Cruz Homestead,
Ocean Street Extension, Santa Cruz, CA., CA 95060 United States

Join us to learn how about COB and how to build an oven, benches around the oven for an outdoor cooking/ entertainment area and a mobile 5 gallon mini rocket stove for minimal and efficient fuel use! We will be in Santa Cruz near the downtown area on Labor Day weekend so you can hit the beach afterwards or go surfing!

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Natural Building Workshop

September 15 @ 8:00 am - September 21 @ 4:00 pm
Heart Song Sanctuary,
658 Co. Rt. 6, High Falls, NY 12440 United States

Natural Building Workshop September 15-21, 2017 High Falls, NY Workshop Information The Workshop: Our days will be spent engaged in hands-on building and learning with natural materials. Our project is the completion of a straw bale and earth cottage. We will focus on building and finishing cob walls with earth and lime plasters. We will also work with round-wood carpentry, earth floors. Expect a rich week of natural and community building with the group. We’ll work, learn, eat,and relax with…

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$ CDN997

Learning to Live Off-the-Grid with Fast Cob!

September 16 @ 3:30 pm - September 23 @ 11:00 am
Lasqueti Island,
1 Beautiful Bicycle Lane, Lasqueti Island, BC V0R 2J0 Canada

Fast Cob! will give you the tools to create shelter, but we’ll also look at many ways to collect rainwater, use greywater, create a garden site and forage wild foods.  All systems we will look at are created and maintained without fossil fuels, using only human, solar, and micro-hydro power. Every workshop day, we start with a  meditative building session, followed by a hot, hearty breakfast.  Two longer hands-on learning sessions sandwich a hot vegetarian lunch.  Two snack breaks make…

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Natural Building Essentials Workshop 2017

September 17 @ 7:00 am - September 21 @ 7:00 am
The Year of Mud,
2777 Hammonds Fork Road, Mount Vernon, KY 40456 United States

Have you been wanting to get your hands in the mud for some much needed natural building experience? If so, join us this fall for a 5 day introductory Natural Building Workshop. In this course, you’ll get essential hands-on experience stomping and sculpting cob, building light clay straw walls, and mixing and applying various natural plasters. Additionally, we’ll go and tour several unique natural homes in the local community and get exposure to some real life examples of successful natural building design. If you’ve been…

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